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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Shoppers slam Amazon’s ‘ridiculous’ packaging as Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to fight climate change

Jeff Bezos has pledged $10 billion to fight climate change via a new initiative, the Bezos Earth Fund, announced on Monday.
From left to right: blouse, Fox & Fawn ($32); jeans, Buffalo Exchange ($16); shoes, Fox & Fawn ($28); t-shirt, Beacon’s Closet ($14); Calvin Klein skirt, Beacon’s Closet ($16); Maje shoes, Beacon’s closet ($40); collared blouse, clothing swap ($0); bolo tie, Fox & Fawn ($13); pleated shorts, found at parents’ house ($0); Clarks sandals, Poshmark ($30).

Want to save the planet? Start with your closet.

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10 companies that reward you for recycling old products you don’t want or use anymore

Recycle the clothes and electronics you no longer need, and get store credit at the stores you love.
Israeli startup UBQ claims it can convert trash into pellets, which can then be converted into a base for plastic.

Investors are pouring billions into the alternative plastics industry — and these companies are racing to deliver

More than $30 trillion in global investments are driving companies to innovate new forms of plastic that can be recycled over and over.
Robots use artificial intelligence to sort through recyclables.

Most plastic is not getting recycled, and AI robots could be a solution

To fix the fact that only 20% of objects meant for recycling are actually recycled, start-ups are using artificial intelligence and robots to help sort out recyclables.

Viral videos have terrified people into opposing Amazon’s plastic packaging. Here’s why they’re wrong.

People are unhappy about plastics in the ocean. But eliminating plastic packaging in online shopping isn't the answer.

7 tips to up your Earth-friendly game besides recycling

Recycling is only one of the many things you can do to create less waste. Here are tips for wasting less and living more Earth-friendly.

An MIT researcher says we should trash all our recyclable plastic, and he’s probably right

MIT researcher Andrew McAfee says we shouldn't be wasting time recycling plastic and instead focus on better regulation and nuclear power.

ThredUP rewards you for cleaning out your closet and gives back to those in need — here’s why I recommend it

ThredUP has two programs that make donating and upcycling as easy as possible. Order a bag online, fill it up, and schedule a USPS pickup.
Nike laid out its sustainability plans.

Nike unveiled a big new sustainability initiative as millions around the world prepared to strike for action on climate change

Nike unveiled its comprehensive "Move to Zero" sustainability plan at its New York City headquarters on Thursday to fight climate change.